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iMac G5 and sleep mode

Message #1 - Posted 2005/04/12 - Sebulba

I have problems with the Sleep function on my iMac G5. It will go to sleep if I tell it to go to sleep manually, but it won't go to sleep automatically. All settings in control panel (Energy Saver) are ok.

Sebulba

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Message #2 - Posted 2005/04/12 - matt neuburg

Sebulba wrote:

I have problems with the Sleep function on my iMac G5. It will go to sleep if I tell it to go to sleep manually, but it won't go to sleep automatically. All settings in control panel (Energy Saver) are ok.

I would try resetting the SMU. This involves shutting down, pulling out the power cord, opening the back, and pushing (once) the lower of the two tiny buttons you'll see at about the middle of the computer. m.

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Message #3 - Posted 2005/04/12 - clw

Previously, matt neuburg wrote:

Sebulba wrote:

I have problems with the Sleep function on my iMac G5. It will go to sleep if I tell it to go to sleep manually, but it won't go to sleep automatically. All settings in control panel (Energy Saver) are ok.

I would try resetting the SMU. This involves shutting down, pulling out the power cord, opening the back, and pushing (once) the lower of the two tiny buttons you'll see at about the middle of the computer. m.

I did this for a problem with "sleep" crashing my iMac G5. did no good. This was just one of the "solutions" provided by the Apple help line (talking to a real person) that did not help.

After problems with the sleep function on two Macs (running everything from 10.1.5 to 10.3.5), i have concluded that "sleep" is a hopelessly screwed up function and do not use it any longer.

May try it again after up-grading to 10.4.x, giving it one more chance.

Panta Rei

Message #4 - Posted 2005/04/13 - Troubled Tony

clw wrote:

Sebulba wrote:

I have problems with the Sleep function on my iMac G5. It will go to sleep if I tell it to go to sleep manually, but it won't go to sleep automatically. All settings in control panel (Energy Saver) are ok.

I did this for a problem with "sleep" crashing my iMac G5. did no good.

After problems with the sleep function on two Macs (running everything from 10.1.5 to 10.3.5), i have concluded that "sleep" is a hopelessly screwed up function and do not use it any longer.

What is the mod date on this 'objects.nib' file,
and does anyone know why nibtool won't open it?

A trace shows nibtool does an lstat() on objects.nib, receives success, then says it can't open it. (It did not issue an open.)

/System/Library/PreferencePanes/EnergySaver.prefPane/Contents/Resources/English.lproj/EnergySaverPref.nib 217# ll total 72
drwxr-xr-x 5 root wheel 170 13 Apr 19:24 .
drwxr-xr-x 5 root wheel 170 6 Dec 23:09 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 7624 13 Sep 2003 classes.nib -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 489 13 Sep 2003 info.nib -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 22408 6 Dec 23:08 objects.nib /System/Library/PreferencePanes/EnergySaver.prefPane/Contents/Resources/English.lproj/EnergySaverPref.nib 218# nibtool -a objects.nib nibtool: could not open 'objects.nib'.

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